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Geomorphometric assessment of glacier state in the Karakoram , Himalaya

  title={Geomorphometric assessment of glacier state in the Karakoram , Himalaya},
  author={Da Huo and Michael P. Bishop and Brennan W. Young},
The Karakoram Himalaya exhibits complex climateglacier dynamics that operate within a mountain geodynamics framework. The region exhibits unusual positive mass balance and advancing glacier conditions, known as the Karakoram Anomaly. Unfortunately, climate, ablation and accumulation data are lacking for most glaciers to characterize various glacier states. Therefore, we evaluate process-morphology relationships over glacier surfaces for characterizing between surge-type and nonsurge-type… 

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